The project looks to increase Qasr al-Aini Hospital's capacity by 300%, and lead the hospital to better serve and accommodate its patients and students by improving and adding facilities as needed.
With a comprehensive medical healthcare plan being out of reach for most Egyptians, a EGP 300 billion renovation project of Cairo University’s Qasr Al-Aini Hospital holds the potential to make integral improvements for millions of Egyptians. Managed by American construction consultation company Hill International, the project looks to increase hospital capacity by 300%, and lead the hospital to better serve and accommodate its patients and students by improving and adding facilities as needed.
“Qasr Al-Aini is a landmark facility that traces its roots back to 1827,” says Hill international Senior Vice President of North Africa, Waleed Abdel Fattah, “This project will enable the hospital professionals to better serve their patients through dramatically improved efficiencies and expanded, customised facilities. Our team will bring Hill’s healthcare best practises from the region and around the world to help ensure the vision of Qasr Al-Aini is realized safely, on time and within budget.”
As it stands, the hospital hosts 3,200 beds, and receives an average of 7.3 million patients every year. Annually, it performs approximately 2.2 million x-rays, 80,000 CT scans and 45,000 ultrasounds. The project hopes to split the hospital up into several speciality departments, as opposed to general care. And by tripling the hospital's capacity, the project hopes to serve more patients at a lower cost, and enhance the educational and training experience for the hospital’s students and staff alike.
A specific reopening date for this undertaking has yet to be set.